The rules of writing a scientific paper are rigid and are different from those that apply when you write an english theme or a library research paper the section headings (abstract, introduction, etc) if one section ends part of the way down the page, the next section heading follows immediately on the same page. If your instructor has specific requirements for the format of your research paper, check them before preparing your final draft when you submit your paper, be sure to keep a secure copy the most common formatting is presented in the sections below: margins text formatting heading and title running head with page. Components of a research paper in this segment, the key components of a quality research paper will be identified and discussed learning objectives identify the components of a research paper analyze the components of a research paper understanding scholarly journal articles once a researcher goes through the. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the apa manual, offers examples for the general format of apa research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page for more information, please consult the publication manual of the american psychological association , (6th. General format and title page: your research paper needs to be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (85 x 11 inches) use one-inch margins on all four sides of each page unless your professor specifically calls for one, a title page is unnecessary in place of a title page, mla style requires a heading on the.
Below the running head, the following are centered on their own lines, using upper and lower case: paper title your name your school section headings, top level headings should be centered on the page, using upper and lower case second level headings should be flush left, italicized, using upper and lower case. Content aside, the writing style and presentation of papers in different educational fields vary greatly nevertheless, certain parts education research papers often contain one or more appendices an appendix or works cited section they are usually designated by such headings as appendix a, appendix b, and so on. Use microsoft word's automatic header and page number functions rather than inserting them into the text of your paper manually to create flush left first page running head and page number: on your title page, the header is in the form running head: short title of paper click on the insert tab. Headings headings are the titles of each of the sections of the research report center headings of all major sections, using upper and lower case (abstract, method, etc) the heading for the introduction is the title of the paper, not the word introduction headings for subsections (subheadings) of the paper are bolded and.
To help you become an accomplished writer, you will prepare several research papers based upon the studies completed in lab our research papers are not typical lab reports placing a heading at the bottom of a page with the following text on the next page (insert a page break) dividing a table or figure - confine each. Choose between a topic outline and sentence outline with a topic outline, the headings and subpoints are all given in single words or short phrases with a sentence outline, all of the headings and subpoints are provided in complete sentences topic outlines are usually used when your research deals with many different. A title page is not essential for a research paper unless specifically requested by your teacher the mla handbook provides a general guideline on writing a research paper and documenting sources in case of conflict, you should and the chamber of secrets the same rule applies to headings and subheadings as well.
21 adding the page header in ms-word (windows) insert - page number - top of page - (choose the right-justified “plain number” option) the cursor will jump automatically to the right place for you to type your surname click anywhere in the body of the paper to exit the header area 22 adding the page header in. Use white 8 ½ x 11” paper make 1 inch margins on the top, bottom, and sides the first word in every paragraph should be indented one half inch apa recommends using times new roman font, size 12 double space the entire research paper include a page header known as the “running head” at the top of every page.
41 of apa manual) title should be between 10-12 words and should reflect content of paper (eg, iv and dv) title, your name, and hamilton college are all double-spaced (no extra spaces) create a page header using the “view header” function in ms word on the title page, the header should include the following. A research paper written in apa style should be organized into sections and subsections using the five levels of apa headings apa recommends using subheadings only when the paper has at least two subsections within a larger section notice how sections contain at least two smaller subsections in the. Header to learn more about how to set up running heads in ms word, view the tutorial in the writing reference library under research, citation, and plagiarism, in citation videos – apa headers and title page tutorial, 6th edition commented [k2]: the title, name, and affiliated institution are centered on the top half of.